Actually, that's true...by rpgfan3233 (no login)
Sufficient for engineers? Of course it is. Otherwise Calculus wouldn't dictate a minimum of 3 decimal places of accuracy. In Calculus, number precision is practically a law. Also, since Calculus was invented to explain Physics (or so the rumor goes), Physics too has this same requirement. However, with computers of today, that 3-digit precision is actually more precise because we can have up to 15(?) digits of precision with a double-precision floating point value. This means rounding errors aren't as influential as they were when 3 digits were the best that could be done.
Of course, 3-digit precision is still pretty darn good for a tool that is used merely to estimate!
|Response Title||Author and Date|
|Even machinists work in 1000's of an inch............||on Feb 22|
|* He was taking AP Calculus BC. Calculators didn't exist until AD.||qbguy on Feb 22|
|* LOL, does AP stand for Advanced Primate?||on Feb 22|
|my dad is a machinist||on Feb 25|
|* So are Fingers LOL. I'd like to see that lathe in action!||on Feb 25|